Saturday, February 4, 2012

New Koi Cuff

Some may say my fins are finished, but nope..only a third there.
My fins will have some awesome flips in these.

Cool Wavy Fins...I'm having a blast!

 I'm trying to create a graceful movement with the Koi's fins yet keeping the cuff comfortable at the same time.

The detail in this cuff will be over the top, from it's fins to the texture of the scales on the Koi's back.
I'm finding that I like to keep around 3-6 projects going on at the
same time and at least 15 "to-do" projects on my mind...I think it's because of a couple of things, first my fingers get tired from
doing repetitive movements, such as scraping, carving, or making way too may dots or holes. 
Two...some designs require
designing while sculpting and this piece is a good the brain needs a rest, third, ADHD!


Thursday, January 26, 2012

My Egyptian Concept...

Egyptian Cuff
My concept is to have an Egyptian Column wrapping around my customers 
wrist but with an open Lotus design between the two top column, unfortunately,
my design looks like a fancy keg of beer and the side view of the cuff looks like a cupcake...thank goodness I can sculpt better than I can draw.  Anyway, I choose the
Lotus because of it's connection to the Egyptians and because it's Egypt's National Flower
which I thought was unique plus it's a beautiful flower.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Fusion Ocean Jewelry

This most unusual designed ring defies definition. It's organic, yet un-natural, it's twisted, yet so sophisticated. The contrasting textures of the gnarly starfish tentacles wrapping around a ring shank of smooth, highly polished fan coral, combine in a look and feel we call "Fusion".

If you like unusual...but with a twist, this ring is for you!

Available in 6, 7, & 8
Available on Etsy

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Alaska State Flower - Forget-Me-Nots

Alaska State Flower - Forget-Me-Nots

It's been a long time since I looked at a flower other than an Orchid but since I'm sitting here trying to get over the flu and Don is in Estero at the show, I thought I would just check out a few flowers.

Since my thumb is brown and not green, my other fingers took me to the internet of endless possibilities of flowers each saying saying, pick me, pick are like little faces so therefor, they talk to me... anyway, I wanted something that looked like my style of sculpting, I wanted something simple, not complicated like an Orchid, I wanted a beautiful natural flow of the flowers...and most important beautiful buds!  I love dotting the buds around the flowers and leaves...which makes a design very elegant...sort of frilly. The leaves are important...long or short, they have to be flowing as well.  The long stems on the forget-me-nots are just a bonus.  

So what do you think? Did I pick a winner for my new floral line? I think I did and I hope Alaska doesn't mind nor North Carolina for not picking their beautiful Dogwood Flower but honestly...I have done that, they were some of my first flowers to sculpt and I loved those pieces.
So now...I'm off to sketch a few designs. Please check back soon because this photo has so many designs already drawn for me.

Thanks for listening. -Dawn

My husband says "I see things different than most" well I think I found one way I can show him how I see some things...

I choose the forget me not photo because of its beautiful flow...I see rings, a necklace, two bracelet options and then I turn it sideways like this...

Can you see the necklace and one of the bracelets?

Now do you see what I see? Nature makes it easy.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Two New Tabs

Two New Tabs were added today. 

Wholesale Accounts Welcome!

Dawn Vertrees Jewelry Designs is proud to offer exclusive wholesale accounts to qualified applicants. 

Also, for those who might know of a great store near you that you feel my jewelry would make a good fit...please send me a contact and store name to: ...I would love to send photos & pricing of my work.

Second, we have added a Gallery Location Tab to our website. We are listing our current Galleries as well as Galleries & Shops coming soon. My goal is for you, the customer to be able to see my jewelry up close, and if you choose...try it on for size.

Thanks for your support in advance. -Dawn